Re: mock drafts
posted at 5/18/2011 11:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: mock drafts
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: mock drafts : The other poster's point was that there aren't contributors to be found picking at 25. If you're saying that all of the above players are/were not contributors you are wrong. And I'm sure your list is somewhat subjective.
Posted by CablesWyndBairn[/QUOTE]
One of my very first posts on this board several years ago was when the Cs were getting ready to go out on a 5 game road trip and they were all young - Big Al, Perk, Allen, West, etc. and people were talking about how many they could win on the trip and how we would find out what they are made of on the trip and blah blah blah and my post was basically..... I hope they lose all 5 games and was lambasted.........
My reason was simple, they had nowhere enough talent to ever compete with that group and by losing as much as possible, they actually win - in the lottery.
So, to your point, of course there are no contributors at 25 - how much of a surprise is that? They have been drafting 25th for years and never get any real contributors or what I would call blue chip or legit talent, you get tweeners, scorers that can't defend, defenders that can't score, projects, blah blah blah... however on this board those picks are referred to as the steals of the draft and the sleepers blah blah blah...
Of course my list is somewhat subjective - Boris Diaw, Varejao, D Jordan, David Lee, Monta Ellis, Louis Williams, Andrey Blatche, Gortat, Aaron Gray, Ramon Sessions, Mario Chalmers, Omar Asik, Marc Gasol..... need I go on? Danny has missed as often as he has hit.
What is amazing to me is that year after year seeing that drafting 25th yields nothing we see threads about how the BIG they draft at 25th will replace Shaq and other such nonsense...... there is a reason they are drafted 25th - they are projects with not only a lot to learn but usually lack athleticism, etc.